Group rock climbing at the ARC

Rock Wall at the ARC

With more than 50 routes of varying difficulty, the ARC Rock Wall is a modern facility that offers something for everyone. If you're new to climbing, our friendly and helpful staff will help you get started with everything you need to know. If you're looking to push your abilities to the next level, the wall's realistic rock-like texture and features will help you refine your technique indoors. Bring a belay partner or just drop by and meet new friends. Check out the classes and trips on the Outdoor Adventures web page to learn how you can climb outside. 

Rock Wall Dimensions and Features

  • 40' x 29'
  • Multiple routes ranging in difficulty level
  • Both top rope and bouldering is available. Most patrons choose to boulder, but top ropers are welcome!
  • Hand-sculpted free-form texture made by Entre Prises

Events and Classes

Free Climb Nights

Climb at the Rock Wall for FREE April 3rd-7th. Take advantage of the opportunity and try out a new sport! All new visitors to the Rock Wall will undergo a short Orientation before you will be able to climb. This orientation takes about 10 minutes. If you plan to come and check the Wall out, please register using the button below to schedule a timeslot. 

Also, this quarter, we will have 2 other free climb nights. These nights will be on the first Friday of every month! Use the registration button below 24 hours before you intend to climb to reserve a timeslot. 

Belay Lessons and Tests

In order to climb our roped routes, patrons will have to take a belay lesson and pass a skills test. Belay lessons happen twice a day Monday through Friday. Please sign up for a belay lesson here. After a patron completes the belay lesson, they must schedule a belay test for another day. Schedule a belay test here. Walk in registration may not be available. Signups open 5 days in advance. Each lesson can only accommodate 4 people max. Once a patron has passed our belay test, they must check in with staff upon arrival to get their belay card before climbing. A belay card indicates to staff that patrons have passed the belay test and are approved to climb roped routes. 

Rock Wall Rentals

The Rock Wall at the ARC is available for rental for departments, clubs, and groups of friends. Rental includes 1 hour of unlimited top rope and bouldering, free equipment rentals, rock wall orientation, and belay instruction. Payment can be made through recharge number or credit card. Rental does not include ARC day pass. Groups who do not have access to the ARC must purchase day passes for each group member. 

Reservation Request Form

Rental Rates:

1-20 People: $75
Each Additional Hour: $50

After you fill out a Reservation Request Form a Rock Wall employee will be in contact with you to continue the scheduling process.


Holiday Closures & Special Hours

The Rock Wall will be closed:

Veteran's Day Weekend - November 11

Thanksgiving Holiday -  November 23–November 27

Winter Break - December 9–January 9

MLK Day - January 16

President's Day - February 20

Spring Break - March 24–April 3

Memorial Day - May 29

Graduation - June 15

Summer Schedule TBD

Additional Resources

ARC Hours
Business Center Hours